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June 26, 2013

Local sports in brief 6/27/2013


Renegades post win at Roxbury

Three RBI from Nate Campbell helped the Berkley Hills Renegades topple the Rail Birds, 5-2, on Wednesday in an interleague game at Roxbury Park.

Campbell was 2-for-3 and teammate Jay Shirley drove in two runs.

The Rail Birds’ Kyle Schoen was 2-for-2 while reaching base four times.


Ivory’s home run  helps lift Patton

PATTON – Jarid Ivory swatted a solo home run the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday to help Patton outlast Ebensburg, 5-4, in an American Legion game suspended on Tuesday.

The Redmen completed the sweep by edging out Ebensburg in Game 2, clinching the North Division title along the way.

Game 1 saw both teams post runs in the eighth before Ivory’s heroics in the ninth. Adam Polites and Evan Waldron each had two hits in the win. Ebensburg’s Troy Templeton and Scott Lucas each had two hits. Lucas chased in a pair of runs as well.

Patton’s Dom Milanesi had two RBI in the Game 2 triumph. Ebensburg countered with two hits and two RBI from John Grimes along with Tom Howell’s home run in the third.

Portage rolls past Richland

PORTAGE – Michael Bryja was 3-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored as Portage rolled past Richland, 15-0, in four innings of American Legion action.

Brandon Madigan had two hits and scored three runs while Brandon Vocco finished with two hits, two RBI and two runs scored.

Brandon Fesko had the lone hit for Richland.

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    Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
    Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each.

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  • Pirates 0419 Brewers rally to clip Pirates

    Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.
    Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended for the last 65 games of 2013 following Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis drug scandal.

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  • Area runners gearing for Boston Marathon

    The time was 12:15 p.m. It was Monday April 19, 1897.  Tom Burke had drawn a line across the dirt road with his foot. Eighteen men gathered near Metcalf’s Mill in Ashland, Massachusetts.

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  • SRU vs UPJ baseball0418 1 UPJ takes one, drops second

    John Fees’ spring baseball season accurately mirrors that of his Pitt-Johnstown team.
    Fees started slow, losing his first four decisions, but has rebounded nicely in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division.

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  • Pirates 0418 Brewers ward off late Pirates rally bid

    Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.
    Lohse (3-1) improved to 11-2 in his career against the Pirates, allowing one earned run in a win against them for the second time in six days.

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  • Drama lacking sans Tiger

    If professional golf saw its future at Augusta National last weekend, the sight had to be worse than choking on a 5-foot putt.
    The course was there in all its splendor.

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  • Penguins 0418 Penguins are wary of spunky Blue Jackets

    Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you’re the best hockey player in the world.
    Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins star knows the spotlight becomes more acute in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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  • Pirates 0417 Pirates power past Brewers

    Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.
    Harrison’s two-run drive down the left field line off Rob Wooten (0-1) was the second of his career as a pinch hitter.

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  • Penguins 0417 Jackets preparing for Game 2

    The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t feel they’re doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
    “It’s not about missed chances, or feeling sorry about it,” goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky said at Thursday’s optional workout, 13 hours after falling 4-3 in Pittsburgh.

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